June 18, 2017

The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters in the History of Flight by David Darling, has been donated in memory of Heath Bennett. Capturing the imagination and bubbling with the wonder of flight, these stories tell of the colorful adventurers whose escapades involved bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements, and sometimes folly.

Cass Hite: The Life of an Old Prospector by James H. Knipmeyer weaves the biographical threads of the colorful prospector, one of the Colorado River’s best-known characters. Beginning in the late 1800’s, Hite followed the trail of gold and silver to destinations throughout the West—and was often sought out by reporters for his vibrant comments of his experiences with gold mining and the unique individuals who passed through the region.

The Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker by Dorte Nielsen & Sarah Thurber reveals a practical approach to enhancing a person’s innate ability to think creatively, dispelling the myth that creative talent is something only possessed by a gifted minority. Passing on ‘the secret’ enables others to gain the knowledge, techniques, and training needed to enhance their creativity and enjoy fun, fulfillment, invention, innovation, and change.

Nessie by Nick Redfern journeys into the origins of the Loch Ness Monster, exploring ideas that go far beyond the ordinary. This comprehensive guide offers lore, unique theories, hot spots, and photographs, even uncovering a connection to the occult. This fresh approach to the mystery leads down new and sometimes frightening paths in the hunt for the truth.

Reckless Creed by Alex Kava crackles with an edge-of-your-seat thriller as Ryder Creed, his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs, and FBI agent Maggie O’Dell investigate a dire and mysterious case, searching for the connection between a Chicago man who jumps from his thirtieth-story hotel room; a Missouri lake whose surface is found to be littered with snow geese, all dead; and the discovery of a woman’s body in an Alabama river, her pockets filled with rocks.

Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson places Grace Martindale, raising her two younger sisters, on a journey of faith and healing in the untamed Oregon Country. As Grace adjusts to life in the West, she meets a fur trapper named Alex Armistead who both intrigues and infuriates her, but it is Alex who stands beside Grace as she uses her healing remedies during a deadly measles outbreak, and tensions rise between the settlers and native Indians who live nearby.

The Old Man by Thomas Perry exposes Dan Chase to be more than just a harmless retiree in Vermont, but rather a man with multiple driver’s licenses, savings stockpiles in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the closet. Although decades since he was a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.